The Worshipful Company of Brewers has welcomed The West Berkshire Brewery into its much-coveted membership of 48 international brewing companies. The Worshipful Company of Brewers was established by aRoyal Charter granted by Henry VI in 1438, although its origins as a Guild can be traced back to 1292.
The Royal Charter originally incorporated the brewers as “The Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Brewers of the City of London”.
David Bruce, Chairman of The West Berkshire Brewery, said “I am delighted to be invited with Simon Robertson-Macleod to become a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Brewers. This` enables our 20 year old Brewery to become a corporate member of an ancient brewing institution whose origins as a Guild stretch back over seven centuries”.